Atwood Magazine has a thorough profile of red steppes – the recording alias of Oakland-based singer/songwriter Nika States – along with the premiere of the project’s first single, “Bixby.” As Atwood explains, the song “is sonically comforting: The sweetness in red steppes’ voice, especially when layered, and the gentle guitars surround the listener in an incredible warmth. It is quite easy to lose yourself in this song, to feel yourself floating on top of its light. But there is another layer at work here. It is through red steppes’ lyrics that she finds the discomfort she sought to express.”
Listen, and read all about it, here.